Good friends of ours had a wonderful adventure this summer leasing a small motor home to travel through Washington and Oregon with their young son. John shared some winery recommendations for their trip and Robert was kind enough to report back on their adventures in the northwest wine country.
Parker inspecting the grapes at Sokol Blosser
“Your recommendations for visiting wineries were spot-on. From your list, we were able to visit Argyle, Archery Summit, Brick House, Domain Drouhin, and Sokol Blosser. We absolutely lucked into our tasting at Brick House. We called them from the end of their driveway on a “by reservation only” day and found out that someone had just cancelled. With our son sleeping comfortably in the van, we had what was probably the best tasting of the trip.”
“We also visited Trisaetum, which is nearby and relatively new – I think you might be interested to try their wine if you haven’t already. We didn’t make it to Patricia Green or Penner Ash, but tried some at a shop in Portland and brought back a bottle of Patricia Green’s Notorious to round out the mixed case of goodies that we carried home on the plane. Another interesting one that we visited, up in Port Townsend, WA rather than in the Williamette, was Sorenson Winery. His grapes are sourced from inland vineyards, but he does a nice job with them and is reasonably priced. We drank the bottles that we bought during the trip, so I can’t make any claims beyond that!”
Wines Northwest offers in-depth information and maps on the region if you are curious.
Thanks Robert for giving us great feedback! I would definitely like to follow in your footsteps! dgd